noun Bam·bu·sa \bamˈbyüsə\

Definition of Bambusa

  1. :  a genus (tribe Bambuseae) comprising typical bamboos that are woody or arborescent grasses native to the warmer parts of Asia, Africa, and South America sometimes attaining a height of 120 feet, growing in clumps, and having spikelets bearing several flowers

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Origin and Etymology of bambusa

New Latin, from Dutch bamboes bamboo, modification of Malay bambu

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